ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court late on Friday issued notices to the Prime Minister, Attorney General along with 10 other respondents in a petition challenging the contempt of court law.
President Asif Ali Zardari had on Thursday signed into law a bill which allowed the Prime Minister to criticise the Supreme Court.
According to a release, those issued notices include Prime Minister of Pakistan Raja Pervaiz Ashraf through his principal secretary to the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Secretariat, Islamabad, Federal Law
Minister, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Chairman, Senate of Pakistan through Secretary, Senate Secretariat, Islamabad, Speaker, National Assembly through the Secretary, National Assembly, Islamabad, Secretary Cabinet Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Secretary Establishment Division, Govt. of Pakistan, Islamabad and Federation of Pakistan through Secretary Ministry of Law and Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Islamabad.
The Supreme Court had earlier directed the Prime Minister to write a letter to the Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against the President.
In order to offer some protection to the Prime Minister, the Pakistan Peoples Party had rushed the bills through the National Assembly and the Parliament despite strong opposition.
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